Accession Number : AD0607440

Title :   CONTROL SYSTEMS THEORY APPLIED TO THE RE-ENTRY OF AEROSPACE VEHICLES-II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for May 63-May 64,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Kishi,F. H.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : In an effort to bridge the gap between theory and practice, the re-entry problem area is chosen to apply advanced control techniques. This problem area affords many separate areas where theory could be applied. This volume is separated into two parts: Part 1 describes digital computer controlled adaptive processes which can be employed for the flight path control problem; i.e., control of a vehicle about a predetermined trajectory (optimal or otherwise). In Part 2 optimal re-entry trajectories are determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, AEROSPACE CRAFT), THEORY, CONTROL SYSTEMS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, SYNTHESIS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT PATHS, REENTRY VEHICLES, OPTIMIZATION, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, INEQUALITIES, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ITERATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE